We live in exciting and challenging times. The global financial crisis, the spectre of terrorism, environmental concerns, the rise of countries as new “players” on the world’s economic stage – these challenges define our times. The world desperately needs Jesus Christ.
For over a century, The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory’s Training College has been offering training to equip people who have “the Salvationist spirit” with the knowledge, skills, spirit and character to sustain and advance the mission of Christ in today’s world. Rooted in the Salvation Army’s Wesleyan theological tradition, the College combines aggressive Christian faith, sound scholarship, and a passion for evangelism and service. The major focus of the College has been that of training Salvation Army officers who know God, know themselves and know their mission – to lead others into mission in a changing world. Exciting and challenging!
In recent years, the College has also been providing courses for people who are not training for officership. Students are encouraged to understand the complexities of our world, to develop the required knowledge and skills to be able to contribute actively in their communities, and to realize how a holy faith compels them to foster justice, mercy and Christian love. Exciting and challenging!
If you are interested in signing up for courses in a stimulating learning environment where intellectual capacity, spiritual development and practical ministry experience are balanced, then I encourage you to consider the units offered. If you have sensed God’s calling on your life to full-time ministry as a Salvation Army officer, I challenge you to consider prayerfully how you will respond.
These are exciting and challenging times. People are needed who can advance Christ’s mission. People are needed who can respond thoughtfully and reflectively. People are needed who can act with passion and conviction. People like you.
May God richly bless you,
Geoff Webb, Major